The Meadows School educates visionary artists, scholars and arts and communications professionals prepared to create sustainable and transformative impact on both local and global society. Our goal, as a comprehensive educational institution, is to prepare students to meet the demands of professional careers. We are also committed to providing an ongoing opportunity for all SMU students to grow in the understanding and appreciation of the arts. A leader in innovative community engagement programs, Meadows challenges students to make a difference locally and globally by developing connections between arts entrepreneurship and social change.

Your gift to the Meadows School of the Arts enables us to create visionary artists, scholars and innovators. Please make your gift to Meadows today.

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The Meadows School educates visionary artists, scholars and arts and communications professionals prepared to create sustainable and transformative impact on both local and global society. Our goal, as a comprehensive educational institution, is to prepare students to meet the demands of professional careers. We are also committed to providing an ongoing opportunity for all SMU students to grow in the understanding and appreciation of the arts. A leader in innovative community engagement programs, Meadows challenges students to make a difference locally and globally by developing connections between arts entrepreneurship and social change.

Your gift to the Meadows School of the Arts enables us to continue to educate world changers. Please make your gift to Meadows today.

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SMU Fund for Meadows

Your gift to the SMU Fund for Meadows inspires innovation and ignites careers. When you join other generous supporters in building this fund to address Meadows School’s most immediate and pressing needs, you invest in our ability to make bold plans in curriculum, entrepreneurship and technology to propel faculty and students to the forefront of their fields.

Student Strength

With your partnership, Meadows School can attract and retain the best and the brightest – from around the corner and across the globe – who elevate the level of academic and creative discourse throughout the campus. Invest in:

Meadows Scholars Program – to compete nationally for the most talented and academically gifted undergraduate students.

Meadows Impact Scholarship Fund – to support promising undergraduate and graduate students, including those from underrepresented populations, who enhance our vibrant creative community.

Owen Arts Center Renovation

Meadows School is paving the way toward the future of arts education with renovation of the Owen Arts Center, the largest academic building on campus and one of Dallas’ top arts and cultural institutions. Phase One is a $34 million redesign that will modernize and improve the academic spaces in the north wing for visual arts, art history and creative computation while transforming exterior entrances into grand, welcoming and accessible spaces. The improvements will serve as a catalyst for Meadows School to attract the next generation of talented and diverse students, scholars and visitors from across the region and around the world. Learn more at smu.edu/TransformOwenArts.

Meadows’ Centers for Creativity, Research and Engagement

Meadows Museum

The Meadows Museum is a leading center in the United States for exhibition, research and education in the arts and culture of Spain. Donations and memberships help the museum present major exhibitions, provide enriching educational opportunities for thousands of area schoolchildren and expand accessible and inclusive programing. Acquisitions elevate SMU’s place on the international art stage, with gifts matched dollar-for-dollar by The Meadows Foundation.

SMU DataArts

Discover SMU DataArts, a breakthrough resource for the arts and cultural sector. This unprecedented data and research hub compiles and analyzes data on thousands of arts organizations across the country and develops tools to empower arts leaders to make better-informed decisions for individual arts organizations and for the sector as a whole, to help ensure long-term stability.

Ignite Arts/Dallas

Nurture and cultivate the arts ecosystem in North Texas. Ignite Arts/Dallas brings Meadows School expertise to communities across the region. Support ongoing artistic initiatives, industry-leading partnerships and special performance collaborations.